Lupot Guitar

Lupot Guitar

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This guitar was made by Francisco Lupot of Orleans, France in 1773. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, veneered burly ash back, and burly ash sides. The neck is not original and was probably added in the early 1800s. This guitar bears the printed label:

Francisco Lupot fecit
In Orleano, anno 1773

(with “73” handwritten)

Currently not on view (guitar)
Currently not on view (bridge pin, ebony; bridge pin, ivory; edging; peg; strings; wooden fragments)
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Lupot, Francois
place made
France: Centre-Val de Loire, Orleans
Physical Description
spruce (overall material)
ash (overall material)
guitar: 36 in x 10 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 91.44 cm x 27.305 cm x 9.2075 cm
edging tray: 1 3/4 in x 22 in x 15 in; 4.445 cm x 55.88 cm x 38.0746 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
Credit Line
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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